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Symphony Series: Handel's Messiah

Symphony Series: Handel's Messiah

Friday, December 1, 7:30pm
Central United Protestant Church - Richland, WA
1124 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA 99354

Saturday, December 2, 7:30pm
Walla Walla University Church - College Place, WA
212 Southwest 4th Street, College Place, WA 99324

Handel - Messiah
               Courtney Ruckman, soprano
               Hannah Penn, mezzo-soprano
               Daniel Buchanan, tenor
               Michael Drumheller, baritone
Mid-Columbia Mastersingers - Justin Raffa, director

Please note: unless otherwise requested, the 8-concert season subscription will include the Walla Walla performance.


  • Handel wrote the first version of Messiah in only 23 days.
  • Messiah was originally intended to be a work for Easter and was premiered in the spring during the Lent season. By the 19th century, it had become a regular December staple.
  • All the proceeds from the premier on April 13, 1742 were donated to prisoners, orphans, and the sick. The performance raised 400 pounds, freeing 142 men from debtors’ prison.
Earlier Event: November 7
Symphony Series: All That Jazz
Later Event: December 19
WWSYO Winter Winter Concert